95 Pontiac sunfire overheats and motor shuts off but the radio and things still work coolant boils out of the radiator and just got a new engine why?
The radiator may have debris that needs to be flushed out.
whaT KIND OF COOLANT DO I PUT IN MY 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Generally, the GM model vehicles, or is this case, the sunfire, use a specific kind of coolant called DEX-cool extended life engine coolant. It is orange-ish in color and most of the time GM specific. i have a 01 sunfire, 2.2 liter myself, and on my car frame, i have a sticker that says "Use only DEX-cool engine coolant....". Hope this helps!
Open the hood on your Sunfire. Remove the radiator cap from the radiator overflow bottle. Turn the engine on in the Sunfire, and let the engine run for no less than 15 minutes. Set the dials on the heater control panel to full fan speed, full heat, and front defrost positions. This will speed up the processes of heating the engine to full temperature. Removing the radiator cap and performing these procedures will allow the…
Open drain plug at lower end of radiator Run engine to Normal operating temperature with heater on -no higher When draining stops -- close drain plug Refill radiator slowly to prevent system from becoming "airbound" Start vehicle - bring up to normal operating temperature with heater and re-check coolant level
I asked this question of a local radiator shop a year or so ago. Their answer was to use fluid of the same color that's in the radiator now. Or, in my case, the car is a '96 and has probably had many coolant changes in those years. They said use whatever is on sale. I guess that if you can match the color, fine. If not, buy what's on sale.